“Being able to do this for girls, so that these girls get to have this experience that I was able to have, has been so impactful for me and my own running career and my life,” Rayball said. “It’s for me, but it’s bigger than me.”
“So 2013 just has this whole like Boston Strong, Boston pride thing,” Spellman said. “I was like, ‘I want to be a part of this. I want to run the Boston Marathon someday.’
“I remember seeing all of the memorials and things that were still set up around the finish line [after the Boston Marathon bombing]. I thought that was very meaningful and showed the community around the marathon,” Mikkelsen said.
My Mother’s Fleabag improvised hilarious jokes about orientation leaders, Book of the Month Club, murderers wielding belts, and more at their ‘Spring Big Show’ on Saturday, April 21.
“You kind of have to remind yourself that it’s only temporary.”
“I think that prayer had a lot to do with it,” Rakowsky said on her training and fundraising for the Marathon.
“After every run, Jack says, ‘Thanks, you really pushed me!’ Or ‘I don’t know how I would have done that without you!’ In reality, it was always Jack pushing me to be a faster runner, or to be more mentally tough,” said friend-turned-personal trainer Julia Olson, MCAS ’19.